Jeter’s agent: the $150 million demand is “simply inaccurate”


Tim Brown from Yahoo! and Marc Carig from the Star-Ledger both report that Casey Close, the agent for Derek Jeter, is denying that Jeter is asking for $25 million a year over six years. Close:

“The recently rumored terms of our contract extension are simply inaccurate.”

I accept that. But what I want to know — and what isn’t clear from this denial — is whether Jeter was ever asking for that.  Because if he was asking for such a thing at the outset, it would go a long way towards explaining why this negotiation has gotten into the mess that it’s in.  A denial of current status tells us very little.

If Jeter was never asking for that, then or now, then Bill Madden has quite possibly been taken for a ride by a source. If he was asking that or something close to it, then Casey Close is trying to take us all for a ride.